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Nikita joined Consortium as our Racial Justice Engagement Officer in November 2022. They will be working to understand the specific needs of, and increase the support available for LGBT+ groups impacted by racism and racial inequity. As well as working with existing Members, this role will reach out to groups outside of Consortium’s Membership, providing opportunities for engaging, networking and sharing of knowledge and resources across the LGBT+ Sector, both in London and UK-wide.
Nikita has a vast and varied background working and volunteering within the non-profit sector, previously working within employability & work experience (especially concerning NEET students and those from low-income backgrounds), chronic illness & mental health (with a focus on minoritised individuals and communities), humanitarian innovation (within global emergency contexts) and the creation & facilitation of safe spaces for individuals with intersectional identities.
Nikita is a writer, published poet and social commentator who advocates for an intersectional lens and approach to be utilised - she is committed to spotlighting the ‘other’, those who are chronically unheard and underrepresented within society. She is particularly interested in the power of creativity, and how it intersects with disability and identity. Nikita is also currently a patient voice advocate, lead facilitator, speaker, and trustee for Cysters (a non-profit that specialises in supporting marginalised people with menstrual and mental health conditions).
Nikita is based in London and can usually be found with their nose in a book, unwinding with friends and loved ones, and challenging inequality wherever they find it i.e., everywhere. She is passionate about diaspora experience, mental health, creativity, disability, neurodiversity and decolonising queerness.